This tutorial was put online August 18, 2006.
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This tutorial was written for PSP10, but can be done in versions 8 and 9.
I hope you enjoy
This tutorial is meant as a guide, feel free to use any image you like, change the fonts and, of course, the text, too.

~ You will need ~

Paint Shop Pro 10, a 30 day trial can be downloaded here.

Mura's Meister/ Copies 1.3
Create a folder called MuRa's Meister in your plugin folder and extract the files from the zip to that folder.
Close PSP while installing the filters and reopen the program after the installation is finished.

My daisy brushes, stitches, bow tube and misted daisy here.
There is a text file with instructions on where to put things in the zip file.
The beautiful daisy misted tube is by Ametista.
Thanks so much, Ametista for allowing us tut writers to use your lovely tubes!
Please visit her tube group "Mist Reflections" here.

Chopin Script font here.

Check out Diana's fabulous examples here.

You can drag this pointer as you go to keep track of your place in the tutorial.
Drag script from Dynamic Drive

Let's get started ...
1.
In the Materials palette, Foreground #f3eee0 and Background #daceba.
Open a new transparent image 400 x 350. Flood fill with #daceba.
Open your tube "amestista_antique_petals_05.06.pspimage". Edit/Copy.
Back to your working image and Edit/Paste as New Layer. In your layer palette change the Blend Mode to Hard Light.



Layers/Duplicate. Click on the bottom tube layer (Raster 2) go to Effects/Plugins/Mura's Meister/Copies.
Hit the RESET button first then select the preset "Star Cluster" and click OK.



Lower the opacity of this layer to 30. Here's what you should have so far ..



2.
Click on "Copy of Raster 2" and go to Layers/New Raster Layer.. Flood fill with layer with your foreground color, #f3eee0.
Selections/ Select All. Selections/Modify/Contract 26. Edit/Cut. Selections/Select None. Lower the Opacity of this layer to 63.

Layers/New Raster Layer. Flood fill with layer with your background color, #daceba.
Selections/ Select All. Selections/Modify/Contract 24. Edit/Cut. Selections/Select None.
In the layer palette lower the Opacity of this layer to 16. Change the Blend Mode of this layer to Multiply.

Image/ Add Borders ~ 3, foreground color #f3eee0.

Edit/Copy.

3.
Open a new image 600 x 500, background color #daceba. Go to Edit/Paste as New Layer.
Layers/ Duplicate. Click on the bottom daisy layer (Raster 1) go to Effects/Plugins/Mura's Meister/Copies.
Hit the RESET button first then select the preset "Afterimage(rotate random)", change the number to 10 and check "fade out to BG".



Effects/3 D Effects/Drop Shadow with these settings ...
Vertical and Horizontal ~ 1
Opacity ~ 35
Blur ~ 2
Color ~ Black.
Click on Copy of Raster 1 and add the same drop shadow.

4.
Now we are going to add some brushes.
In your layer palette click on the Background layer and go to Layers/ New Raster Layer. You can name this layer brush 1.
Click on your paintbrush, then go to your Brush Preview window.



Locate "gh_flower_15_daisy". Change the size to 300 and with your foreground color (#f3eee0) stamp
the brush so the edges show around the border of the tag, changing the rotation a bit with each application.



Change the Blend Mode of this layer to Soft Light.

5.
Layers/ New Raster Layer. Name it brush 2.
Go to your Brush Preview window and locate "gh_flower_16_daisyoutline".
Change the size to 135, and use your foreground color.
Again stamp this brush so the edges show around the border of the tag, changing the rotation and the size a bit with each application.
In the layer palette change the Blend Mode to Hard Light and lower the opacity to 80..





6.
Layers/ New Raster Layer. Name it brush 3.
Go to your Brush Preview window and Locate "gh_flower_17_daisypollen". Using your foreground color stamp this
brush so the edges show around the border of the tag, changing the rotation a bit with each application.
In the layer palette change the Blend Mode to Hard Light and lower the opacity to 80.




7.
In your layer palette click on Copy of Raster 1.
Open "stitches_ddtag_gh.psp". Edit/Copy. Go to your main image and Edit/Paste as new Layer.
Move the stitches to the top of the frame. Add a drop shadow with these settings ...
Vertical and Horizontal 1, Opacity 20, blur 2 and Color ~ Black.

8.
Open "dreamydaisybow_gh.psp" Edit/Copy. Go to your main image and Edit/Paste as new Layer.
Move the bow so it's sitting on the stitches on the left side of the tag. Add a drop shadow with these settings ...
Vertical and Horizontal 3, Opacity 20, blur 5 and Color ~ Black.



9.
Let's add some text.
Click on your text tool and use these settings ...



In your Materials palette toggle the "Swap Materials" arrow to switch your foreground and background colors.
Click on your image and type in your text. Move the text so it's sitting on the top line of the bottom border of the photo frame.



Right click on your text layer and convert to a raster layer.
Go to Selections/Select All, Selections/Float, Selections/Modify/Contract/ 2 pixels.
Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel and apply these settings ...



Selections/Select None. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow and apply these settings ...
Vertical and Horizontal ~ 1, Opacity ~ 20, Blur ~ 2 and Color ~ Black.

10.
Layers/New Raster Layer. Flood fill with your background color #f3eee0.
Selections/Select All, Selections/Modify/Contract 3. Edit/Cut.

Save a copy of your file in .psp format with the layers intact then save as a jpg. That's it, your tag is done.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!


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